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March 31, 2011
   
What is going on in the GA Senate??  In recent years the major problems seemed to be in the House, now problems seem to be in the Senate.  Can't we all just get along?

 
Erick Erickson had a GREAT deal to say about this Senate problem on his WSB radio show on Thursday evening, March 31. He said Republicans had joined Democrats to try to take back power for Lt. Governor and to vote in favor of taxes on groceries (?) services, etc.  Does Erickson really know what he is talking about? He even named some of the Republicans who voted with the Democrats: Senators Bill Hamrick, Jim Butterworth, Frank Ginn, Steve Gooch, Butch Miller, Jeff Mullis, Jack Murphy and Renee Unterman. 
Read article by Erickson:

14 Georgia Republicans Join The Democrats In A Coup
 
Response From the Political vine
"Republican Turncoats?" DEAD wrong, Erick Erickson.
 Read more
 
David Ralston calls on Senate to end ‘little experiment
J. Galloway - AJC March 31, 2011
House Speaker David Ralston just called on the state Senate to resolve a fight over leadership that has paralyzed the chamber and jeopardized agreements over several major issues facing the Legislature in its final three business days. Read more
 
Behind the unrest in the state Senate
A counter-revolution brews in the state Senate

Ga. Senate Votes for Tougher Sex Traffic Laws

HB 200 Passed: You did it!

We had a great turn-out today at the Capitol. Thank you to everyone who came on such short notice, wearing their purple scarves. We were all a part of a landmark event: House Bill 200, carried by Senator Renee Unterman and Representative Ed Lindsey, passed unanimously out of the Senate with no amendments or objections! Please send an email to your Senator to thank him or her for voting YES to HB 200.  Read more

 
March 28, 2011 -- E-News

Cyber Schools??

Students seeking flexibility find it in cyber schools

D. Aileen Dodd - AJC

Interest in online learning is growing as the number of cyber campuses opening in Georgia will triple this fall, giving students a public education at their fingertips. Currently, about 7,000 Georgia students are enrolled in full-time online programs.
In August, six such full-time campuses will deliver online classes rooted in the Georgia Performance Standards curriculum. Most will offer free enrollment statewide. . . Georgia Cyber Academy has received 1,500 applications from parents who want flexible schedules for their kids. GCA first opened in 2007 with 2,500 students, 45 percent of whom were home schooling. GCA now has an enrollment of over 6,000 according to WGST Radio today. Read more in AJC
 

Talk Radio

Cyber Schools -- Rusty Humphries radio show

On Monday
Rusty Humphries talked to Matt Arkin, head of the Georgia Cyber Academy, about the growing number of online schools in Georgia.

Editor's comment:  As a former high school and college teacher, this concept of cyber schools is very interesting.  Who would have thought 25 years ago that our schools would ever be capable of reaching out to students in this manner.  We have come a long way!

Immigration two-step

ATLANTA (AP) A Georgia House committee on Monday took up a Senate bill aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in the state and substituted the text of a more comprehensive House bill.
Read more  




Whee! Click here to see 68 pages of tax legislation

 
by jgalloway of the AJC - March 28, 2011

 

Lobbyist spending behind the Sunday sales push

Shannon McCaffrey and the Associated Press this weekend have a look at the spending behind the push to allow the Sunday sales of packaged alcohol in Georgia.:

The Georgia Food Industry Association — which represents grocery stores — has taken on eight outside lobbyists to supplement its two person in-house staff. Among the heavy-hitters they’ve brought in is Pete Robinson, the well-connected former leader of the state Senate who also served on Gov. Nathan Deal’s transition team. The Publix supermarket chain has hired GeorgiaLink and John “Trip” Martin, a longtime fixture in the state Capitol lobbying corps. Read more

Insurance agents in Legislature get test exemptions
   By James Salzer - AJC


GOP appears poised to take on entitlements

By CHARLES BABINGTON -- The Associated Press
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — If there's any place where tea partiers in Congress might hesitate to call for cuts in Social Security and Medicare to shrink the
federal debt, Florida's retirement havens should top the list. Even here, however, Republican lawmakers are racing toward a spending showdown with Democrats exhibiting little nervousness about deep cuts, including those that eventually
would hit benefit programs long left alone by politicians.  In fact, many GOP freshmen seem bolder than ever. Read more.
Above left; FILE - In a Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Republican lawmakers in Florida are racing toward a spending showdown with Democrats exhibiting little nervousness about deep cuts, including those that eventually would hit benefit programs long left alone by politicians. West, a tea party favorite, has
called for changes that some might consider radical: abolish the Internal Revenue Service and federal income tax; retain tax cuts for billionaires so they won't shut down their charities; stop extending unemployment benefits that "reward bad behavior" by discouraging people from seeking new jobs.
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File


► Response to a recent  Political Vine by
Justin M. Tomczak, Candidate for GAGOP 1st Vice-Chairman -
read e-mail  (we report, you decide ;- )
 



Leave It To Shawn To Be Sneaky...

Rumors have it that the Shawn Hanley campaign
for State GOP Chair
is using sneaky tricks in the use of the Fulton County GOP Phone System to make calls on behalf of Hanley for State Chair. Read more


GA GOP Chairman Candidates

 Future Debates
click here

Sue Everhart, current chairman
Shawn Hanley
Tricia Pridemore


 


E-Mail to GA GOP Chairman Candidate Shawn Hanley - NO Robo or live
person political calls during the NCAA Basketball Tournament -
read more


 


Georgia GOP Belongs To the Grassroots


Vote Right GA proudly endorses Sue Everhart for
GA GOP Chairman for one more term!
 


Many of you on this mail list are Sue supporters, and many of you have asked how you can help Sue. One of the easiest ways to show your support for Sue is to go to the SUPPORT 11 PAGE of her websiteThere you can click on the link and e-mail your name and short statement stating why you support Sue. This long list of courageous true grassroots Republicans will be published on Sue's website soon.

I am proud to publicly submit my statement of support since Sue has done such an outstanding job of leading our GA GOP for the past four years. She has been on the road traveling to every county in our state to help and encourage all Republican groups across the state.  Her efforts paid off big time in 2008 and especially in 2010. It is unfortunate that our new governor does not see fit to join the majority of  grassroots Republicans in supporting this experienced and well qualified woman for GA GOP Chairman. 

Many
GOP County Chairmen and District Chairman have received calls from the Governor or his staff insisting that they join Tricia Pridemore's "Steering committee" -- whatever that means.  No wonder she has so many GOP Chairmen supporters listed in her e-mails.  Some of these people have said that if we have a secret ballot at state, they will vote for Sue Everhart.


Georgia GOP Belongs To the Grassroots! We elect our Chairman and all officers at the State Convention in May.  This is not the task of the Governor.

Bettye Chambers
VoteRightGA Webmaster

 

 

Video from Chairman's Debate in Suwanee, GA


click above to view video  - Parts 1 and 2

 

www.ConservativeNetworkBroadcasting.com


  The Political Vine analyzes the March 19n a m
Political Astroturf: The Truth About Tricia Pridemore, etc.

Setting The Record Straighter About Tricia Pridemore  Part 2

 


Candidates -- NO TELEPHONE CALLS DURING THE NCAA TOURNAMENT!!

6:00 PM ET

8:45 PM

Kentucky
UConn

 
 

 

 

 

VCU   

Butler

Saturday, March 26 2011
NCAA Elite 8® - New Orleans, LA
8Butler    --  Defeats Florida in over time
(27-9)
74
2Florida
(29-8)
71
Final
NCAA Elite 8® - Anaheim, CA
5Arizona
(30-8)
63
3Connecticut --   Defeats Arizona
(30-9)
65
Fina

Kentucky stuns No. 1 seed Ohio State  ▪VCU defeats Florida State 72-71
KU reigns, washes out Spiders  
North Carolina eliminates Marquette



click to view many GOOD cartoons on this topic

   
March 21, 2011 - E-News
 
 NEWS of the Day!

Steve Handel Endorses Sue Everhart for GA GOP Chairman

"
I want my GOP Chair to have integrity and to represent the grassroots.
 I want a grassroots chairman -- not an IT director.  That's why for
me:  Sue's the one!  --  Steve Handel"
Read entire message


 



The Whacky World of the 2011 Georgia GOP State Chairman’s Race

from the Political Vine: The Inside Dope on Georgia Politics
 


GA GOP Chairman's Debate on March 19 at New Generation
Republican Women of North Georgia in Suwanee

View photos and read article by Jim Galloway, Debate Moderator


Read about Sue
at the North DeKalb Republican
Women's Luncheon on March 19
on News page


Sue and club
president

Tammy Johnson

click photo to
enlarge


Editor's note:


Applause and audience response clearly indicated that Sue Everhart was the debate winner for this energized large audience in Suwanee. Many people asked me what they could do to show their support for Sue. First response is to go to Sue's website, www.SuesTheOne2011.org
, click on the SUPPORT 11 page link at right top of home page.  Follow instructions there for sending support message via e-mail to be published on website soon. The list just keeps growing -- don't be left behind.

Many elected officials are reluctant to do this as they did four years ago - view that list . Now in 2011 they fear losing the new Governor's good will if they do not vote for his candidate of choice, Tricia Pridemore.  However, there are zillions of grassroots Republicans in this state who are not elected officials and who are not seeking gubernatorial appointments
;- ) Sue says that she has never had problems working with the governor and anticipates none in the future.
 




Candidates for state GOP chair endorse secret ballot

by J. Galloway of AJC - March 20, 2011


 



Video
: Candidate Nathan Deal Speaks at GA GOP Convention  May 2009



A friend sent me this link recently. If you go to the time of 1:00 minutes on this video and start to listen, you will hear a funny story by Nathan Deal, and about the 1:34 minute mark, he says VERY positive comments about Sue's work in the 2008 elections to help the Georgia Republicans achieve great success in the legislature.

Deal's public rhetoric has changed drastically as of December 3, 2010 after he was elected Governor. Now he says that his new young friend and campaign volunteer, Tricia Pridemore, is better qualified to run the gigantic GA GOP even though she has never served in an elected Republican position since her college days.  Would someone please explain this to the grassroots!

March 19, 2011 - Super Moon

There was a full moon Saturday, but it wasn't just any old full moon. It was bigger and brighter. It appeared larger as it made its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. 

Read more
in Gwinnett Daily Post

Left: photo made in Daytona Beach, FL

NCAA Basketball Tournament 2011


Florida St. stuns 2-seed Notre Dame Video | read Blog

Left: Coach Leonard Hamilton get the treatment from his happy players.

O.k. so I am giving my FSU extra space. That is the only advantage the webmaster receives ;- )

    click above to enlarge enlarg


Duke survives as Coach K wins 900th Video |
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UNC nips Washington for Sweet 16 bid Video | Katz

 
 
 
March 17, 2011
 

 

Irish Blessing

Happy St. Patrick's Day
  
from Maxine - March 17, 2011
   speakers on


 



Cherokee County Republican Women's Special Meeting
http://www.ccrwcga.com/

Honoring The Three Sue's

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
at Cherokee County Conference Center

Sue Lynch
, National Federation of Republican Women President - Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman - Suzi Voyles, President GA Federation of Republican Women

 

Above: L - R: Bettye Chambers (NFRW Board of Directors and GGRW) - Lori Pesta (President of RW of Cherokee Co and NFRW Board - Sue Lynch (President of NFRW) - Louise Little (officer in GFRW) -
Sue Everhart  (GA GOP Chairman and candidate for re-election)


Click on thumbnail photos below to enlarge


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1. Lori Pesta, Sue Lynch, Suzi Voyles, Louise Little, Sue Everhart   2. Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman addresses the audience and thanks everyone for helping to make Georgia the redest of the red states in 2010.  3. Suzi Voyles, President of the GA Federation of Republican Women gives some very interesting facts about Republican Women in Georgia.   4 - 6.  Sue Lynch, President of the National Federation of Republican Women applauds the GA victories and thanks Sue Everhart for leading the charge for Georgia's great 2008 and 2010 massive Republican victories. She firmly endorses Sue Everhart for re-election to GA GOP Chair. 


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7. Sue Lynch installs the new officers of the Republican Women of Cherokee County.   8. Scenes from around the room. All attending seemed to really enjoy the event.  Many thanks to President Lori Pesta and the Republican Women of Cherokee County for hosting this great event.

Special thanks to NFRW President Sue Lynch for coming all the way from D.C. to participate in this event.


Charlote Nash Wins Gwinnett County Special Election
 

CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte Nash  - New Chairman of the Gwinnett Board of Commissions

She was the winner of the special election on March 15, 2011. Charlotte won without a runoff from a field of four candidates.

Read more about this exciting election on the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women's website www.GGRW.org

Charlotte is a member of this club.

Way to go!!

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Wanted: Questions for Saturday’s GOP chairmanship debate | Political Insider
   by Jim Galloway of the AJC  He will be the moderator of the following debate.
 

North Georgia New Generation Republican Women

Debate for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party


Facebook
Where: Collins Hill High School Theater/Auditorium
When: Saturday, March 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
March 19, 2011  --  contact: Julianne Thompson
 
 

March 14, 2011 -- E-News








 



Republican Conventions across Georgia

 Saturday, March 12, 2011
 

From the south shores of Savannah to the peaks of Lookout Mountain at the northern tip of Georgia, Republicans met on Saturday to elect county officers for the next two years.  They also elected delegates and alternate delegates to Congressional District Conventions in April and also to the State GOP Convention in Macon on May 15 - 16. At the state convention, grassroots delegates will elect GA GOP officers including the state Chairman to lead us through redistricting and the important presidential election in 2012. 


▪ Hall GOP selects district, state convention reps
Read more in Access North GA. -
By Ken Stanford
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Left: 9th District Congressman Tom Graves delivered an energizing speech to the Hall County Convention in Gainesville.  It was uplifting to hear his message directly from Congress now that we have a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. He was very positive that they will get the job done.


 

Above:  1. Hall GOP Chairman Jim Pilgrim calls the convention to order.  2. Martha Zoller and Eliza Baker watch the proceedings    3 and 4  Attentive delegates listened to candidates speak and then voted for their new officers. 


Charles Lewis
was elected party chairman, replacing Jim Pilgrim who did not seek another term as chairman. Pilgrim will, however, remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman. Charles has served for many years as the Hall GOP Treasurer.


 

Governor Deal speaks to the Hall GOP Convention (his home county) and gives an update from the Gold Dome covering his two months in office.

Click on thumbnail photos to enlarge

Above: Governor Deal arrives late around 12:30 p.m. with Tricia Pridemore, a young woman running for GA GOP Chairman. They had flown together earlier in the day to the Cobb and Gwinnett County Conventions before arriving in Hall County. He publicly endorsed her on December 3 before he was inaugurated, and the information was published that day on the Peach Pundit.  Photo above shows the governor wearing a large red Pridemore campaign sticker as he addresses the Hall Convention. This is most unusual for a governor to endorse one Republican over another and publicize it in this manner.

There is a rule in the GA GOP that county chairs and other officers will NOT endorse one Republican over another Republican.  Guess this does not apply to Governors who think they should select the GA GOP Chairman. It just is not done that way in the GA Republican Party since Republican grassroots delegates always elect their Chairman -- not the governor.  Sue Everhart, current Chairman, is running for re-election. Shawn Hanley, Fulton County GOP Chairman, is also running for GA GOP Chair. You can read more on this topic in the Beacon.  If enough GA Republicans tell the Governor how they feel about this, he may have second thoughts. Personally, I do not think that the Governor realizes the bucket of worms he has opened.



News from the Cobb County GOP Convention
Marietta Daily Journal on Line -- by Marcus Howard

Long time Cobb Republican Joe Dendy was elected new Cobb Chairman.  Sue Everhart, candidate for re-election as GA GOP Chairman, spoke since this is her county party convention.
Everhart acknowledged that she is facing a tough re-election bid as state chairwoman against fellow Cobb resident and 912 activist Tricia Pridemore, who flew on a private helicopter into the convention to make an appearance with the governor, as they traveled to multiple county conventions.
Read complete article

 


▪ Gwinnett County

State and local Tea Party leaders announce support for Charlotte Nash for Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board
of Commissioners . Election is Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
 

 

Gwinnett GOP Convention Results

Gwinnett Republicans held their 2011 County Convention on March 12, electing a slate of officers to lead the party for the next two years and selecting delegates and alternates to the upcoming District and State conventions. There were 238 delegates seated at the County Convention.

The following individuals were elected to leadership positions in the party:

Chair: Bruce LeVell -- 1st Vice-Chair: Chet Hale -- 2nd Vice-Chair: Jon Richards
Secretary: Travis Bowden -- Treasurer: Rose Magoon -- Member at Large: Scott Haggard
Member at Large: Kevin Do  
Read more

 


Fayette County GOP Convention
Lane Watts was elected Chairman without opposition on Sat. in Fayette County.  We have a great group of officers.  Some are veterans and some are new and enthused about getting involved.  The officers are as follows:  Lane Watts, Chairman; Paul Ploener, 1st Vice Chairman; Debby Dickinson, Secretary; Harold Bost, Treasurer; Pat Hinchey, VC of Admin; Amanda Hutcherson, VC of Comm & PR; Lou Webb, Asst VC of Comm & PR; Bob Ross, VC of Education; Jean Studdard, VC of Events;  Wanda Hawkins, VC of Finance; Dot Ensley, VC of Hospitality; Claudia Eisenburg, VC of Membership; Thom Sandwich, VC of OPS, Janice Davis, Assist VC of OPS East;  Denise Oginio, Assist VC of OPS West;  Carol Springsteen, VC of Outreach; Jim Richter, VC of Rules; David Studdard, Past Chairman.

 

 





Legislation could mean higher cell phone, cable bills
Proposal requires 3 percent of tax return to local governments
Georgia would move away from income-based model

AJC:  Legislative week in review

Partial-birth legislation -- A life rope to HOPE - Pre-k, the sequel -- Anodyne for Oxendine -- Clean, sober and on the dole -- Everybody's a lobbyist -- License to kill
 
Saxby Chambliss: Elimination of NPR funding
‘not the wisest thing to do’ -

HUH?
 


 


Liberty Day at the Georgia Capital

 Wednesday,  March 16, 2011

The GFRW Americanism Committee and GFRW members are invited to Liberty Day at the State Capitol.  A resolution is to be presented by Speaker David Ralston to GFRW Americanism Committee and GFRW on Wednesday,  March 16th "Liberty Day".  Please plan to meet us at 11:00am on March 16th in the rotunda of the Capitol.  Read more from the GA Federation of Republican Women
 



▪ Satellite photos of tsunami from ABC ....DO NOT MISS

These are the best satellite photos yet. Move your mouse sideways to reveal "Then and Now" comparison. Look at Fujutseka and Noriaga especially....whole forests have disappeared as well as half an island in the middle of the river. In one a river has been revealed that was obscured by the forest canopy before. The very last photo both valleys by the sea area have been "scoured" from the shore inland just like a glacier would produce. I think there will be closer to 350,000-500,000 deceased. They will probably have to bull doze piles of debris and burn it where they pile it. This goes on down the coast for 200 miles.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm

MAKE SURE YOU MOVE YOUR MOUSE OVER EACH PHOTO!

Thanks to Jim Pilgrim for forwarding this.


2011 Ronald Reagan Stamp

 

 
March 11, 2011   --  E-News

Message from Sue Everhart 
Candidate for Re-election GA GOP Chair

Experience we can trust.
 

 

Dear Delegate or Alternate, 
 

Tomorrow is your chance to support the grassroots candidate.  Attend your local county convention to ensure that you become a delegate, tomorrow morning, Saturday March 12th. 
 

Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue P. Everhart is seeking re-election as Party Chairman at the State Convention in Macon in May. 

 

Under the leadership of Chairman Sue Everhart, the Georgia Republican Party has grown its majority to an unprecedented level.   In 2008, Georgia went against the national tide and delivered for John McCain and re-elected U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss.  In 2010, Republicans swept every constitutional office, re-elected U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, and added to the majorities of the U.S. House and Georgia General Assembly. 

 

Sue is a proven leader, determined grassroots advocate and a seasoned fundraiser.   With critical events such as redistricting and a presidential election on the horizon, Georgia Republicans need experience at the helm of the GAGOP.  Proven leadership will make the difference in 2012.

 

Vote for the winning team in Macon on Saturday, May 14th!

 


A Personal Message from Sue:

"You may have received a lot of slick expensive mail from one of my opponents, with a lot of endorsements from big names. I am running a grassroots campaign without the big dollars and heavy hitters my opponent has. I want to let you know that you have a choice and you don't have to do what politicians in Atlanta tell you to do.  This Republican Party is for the people and I ask you for your support at your county conventions this Saturday and your vote in Macon in May. Please visit 
www.suestheone2011.org
 or call me at home at 770-977-9921. Thank you." 

-Sue



View flyer and print out to share with friends
 


Above Paid for by Sue Everhart for Party Chairman
 4542 Woodlawn Lake Drive
 Marietta, Ga 30068 

View some of the MANY visits Sue has made to Republican grassroots events across the state. She has been doing this for the past four years and has become known as a true friend of the GA grassroots.




 



Remember -- Georgia GOP County Conventions

 Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10 a.m.


At this meeting, delegates will elect their county chairman and officers
to serve two-year terms. County delegates will also select delegates
and alternates to the District Conventions in April and the State Convention
in May. Click here to read more on the official GA Republican Party website.
 


Did you receive this GA GOP mailer recently? A great record!

Georgia's Historic Night
2008 - 2010 Election Cycle Recap
click here to read on the GA GOP official website


 


 


Atlanta, Washington singing from same hymnal on tax reform

   by Kyle Wingfield

Dems vow to keep fighting HOPE, but no chance of a reversal
   March 11, 2011, by Maureen Downey

 




Cartoons of the Day - March Madness

 


View many more

 

March 6, 2011 
-- E-News
 



 


Remember -- Georgia GOP County Conventions
 Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10 a.m.


At this meeting, delegates will elect their county chairman and officers to serve two-year terms. County delegates will also select delegates and alternates to the District Conventions in April and the State Convention in May. Click here to read more on the official GA Republican Party website.
 
 

 


Ronald Reagan at 100

Recently purchased this magazine at Kroger -- priceless!
 


 

Visit us at Newt Explore 2012

I have decided to explore running for president.
 

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2. Will you support my exploratory effort with a financial contribution
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EDUCATION IN AMERICA


Why Did Obama Get Elected in 2008?


Why did so many people vote for Obama in 2008?  Look no further than our public schools and the indoctrination with a lack of proper teaching in many classrooms which has been going on for a long time  After so many years, high school drop outs and even graduates have bought into liberalism and empty promises of "getting something for nothing."  Read below. .

 .


 
Finally watched this one tonight, and it was well worth watching.  Extremely troubled schools in D.C., NY, and Los Angeles were highlighted in this film.

As a retired teacher, I can personally relate to part of this even though the schools where I taught were not as bad as the ones presented in this movie.  Over the past 30 years we have definitely seen a downward spiral in public school education.
 
It takes this movie quiet some time to get into the core of the problems across the country -- teacher tenure and teacher unions which make it almost impossible to get rid of incompetent teachers.
 
They are correct in emphasizing that good teachers are the key to salvaging our schools. I observed good and bad teachers over many years; and even in schools where teachers unions were not strong, it was almost impossible to get rid of the incompetent teachers.  Frequently they were transferred to another school or promoted to to the administrative level.
 
Many of us in DeKalb County and across Georgia observed what happened when Governor Zell Miller brought in the HOPE SCHOLARSHIP -- the cure-all to everyone getting a college degree.  As many of us predicted, we saw the grade inflation grow significantly at the high school level in Georgia since pressure was placed on teachers to give more A's and B's.  While Governor Miller was still in office, I wrote him a  letter about this grade problem.  Naturally, he did not respond ;- )  Hopefully, the Hope overhaul which passed the GA House recently will give some financial help at least temporarily  to that program, but I am not holding my breath. 

Continuing to throw more money at all levels of education has never been the answer.
 
Another good film about the crisis in education is the Cartel


 
Bettye Chambers
Buford, GA

 

 
 
About Waiting for Superman

The American public school system is in crisis, failing millions of students, producing as many drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have 123 million high-skill jobs to fill—and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them.

Educators, parents, political leaders, business people, and concerned citizens are determined to save our educational system. Waiting for "Superman" offers powerful insights from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation’s groundbreaking work reshapes how schools select, train, support, and reward teachers

    Geoffrey Canada, leader of the Harlem Children’s Zone, which is demonstrating that kids from even the most challenging backgrounds can learn

    Michelle Rhee, the remarkable chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, who is challenging tradition as she brings reform to a troubled system
    and many others. . . . .

Click below to view trailer. . .



Herman Cain -- Former pizza chain CEO mulling presidential run

DES MOINES, Iowa — Most Americans haven't heard of Herman Cain, the former head of a chain of pizza restaurants who is considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
But in Iowa, home to the nation's first presidential caucuses, Cain has caught the attention of conservative activists influenced by the tea party movement who aren't bothered by candidates who have succeeded in business but have never held a public office.
"He's creating quite a buzz," said former Iowa Republican Party Chairman Richard Schwarm. "He is someone Iowa caucus-goers are going to take very seriously."
 

Herman Cain wins Tea Party straw poll
According to CNN, Herman Cain, the dynamic and possible 2012 candidate, won the the American Policy Summit’s presidential live straw poll on Sunday held by the Tea Party Patriots conference.

George Will is not moved by Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich


Cartoons of the Week

 


Click here
for Gasoline Funnies -- but they are not very funny
 
Tears



 

 

 

 

March 1, 2011 - E-News

 


Tom Graves: Ahead of the Class

9th District Congressman Graves arrived in D.C. during the 111th Congress, and he is putting his experience to good use.

Rep. Tom Graves (R., Ga.) arrived on Capitol Hill several months in advance of the GOP tidal wave of November 2 — and certainly without all the fanfare. But he still considers himself a member of the freshman class — “a freshman in spirit,” he tells National Review Online. And while most Republican veterans would probably love to describe themselves as such, there are, in truth, few who actually fit the bill. Graves is one of the few. Read more

 


94 Georgia lawmakers back ‘birther' bill   By April Hunt - AJC

A House Republican this week – backed by 93 other lawmakers – proposed a law that would force presidential and vice presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before landing on the Georgia ballot . . .  If the measure passes both houses of the General Assembly, it would fall to Gov. Nathan Deal to sign into law. Deal, a Republican, was criticized last year for dabbling in conspiracy theories that Obama is not a natural-born citizen. Read complete article


Oscars 2011

 



 
 
   January 1, 2011


GOP sweep named top Ga. story of 2010
 

Base bails on Democrats in droves
By Chris Joyner - AJC
Georgia Democrats enter the upcoming 2011 session of the General Assembly reeling from a series of defections and facing an uphill climb toward relevance. The once-dominant party holds 85 of 236 seats in the House and Senate, Democrats’ lowest ebb since Reconstruction. And the number has been slipping. Read entire article


▪ Mark you Calendar for Upcoming GA GOP Conventions in 2011

Current GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart has announced that she will be running at the State GOP Convention in May to serve the next two years which will be her final term of office. 
View some of Sue's many E-newsletters to GA Republicans. 

 

 
  

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Remember, Freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way!  Go get 'em!
-- George McClelland, Gilmer County GOP Chairman 


 

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 October 2011
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Letters from Supporters  ▪  Mosque at Ground Zero  ▪ Vote Cartoons 
View: Glenn Beck Restore Honor Rally 8/28/10

For information about inauguration, go to www.NathanDeal.org
and
www.Dealinaugural.com

 
 


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